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Fourth of July Commission

July 4th 2022

Traditional City 4th of July Celebration in 2022


The City of Milwaukee’s Fourth of July festivities are scheduled for Monday, July 4, 2022. A tradition dating back to 1911, Milwaukee has long celebrated the Fourth of July with community events around the city.

Following the last two years of pandemic-related cancellations, Independence Day activities are returning to parks throughout Milwaukee this summer, including parades, picnics, games, talent contests, and fireworks, in celebrating this great American holiday.


UPDATE 7/12/2022: The City of Milwaukee is announcing that the postponed Independence Day fireworks have been rescheduled and will take place on the evening of Tuesday, August 2, in parks throughout the city. The fireworks will begin at 9:15pm at the originally scheduled Milwaukee County Parks.

Celebrate the 4th of July safely!
Fireworks are illegal in the City of Milwaukee.

Alcott Park
Gordon Park *Due to ongoing construction along N. Humboldt Blvd., parking will be available at Riverside High School’s parking lot for the evening fireworks display.*

Humboldt Park
Jackson Park
Lake Park

Lincoln Park
Mitchell Park
Noyes Park
Washington Park

Wilson Park

For current updates, follow these parks on Facebook!



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Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617  

Phone Number  414-286-8833

City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette L Crump  


Lafayette L. Crump


Phone Number  414-286-5800

Fax Number 414-286-5467

4th of July Commissioners

  • Cheryl Cieciwa, Chair
  • Judith Kohnlein
  • Patrick Koszuta
  • Naomi Miller
  • Tim Murphy
  • Linda Zellmer

2022 Meeting Dates

  • 4/14/22 - 3 pm - Virtual
  • 9/8/22 - 3 pm - Virtual
  • 11/10/22 - 3 pm - Virtual

Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee's 4th of July Celebration would not be possible without the support and cooperation of Milwaukee County Parks.
Additional support provided by Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division.

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